As Vice President of Sales, Schaefer is responsible for directing all of the company’s sales efforts, which includes prospecting and pitching new business as well as hiring and managing the sales team. Schaefer's strong sales background, along with his unique approach to the sales process and a keen understanding of the industry, has proven to be a huge asset to both Voyager's internal staff and customers. With over a decade of sales experience, Schaefer's focus has always been on delivering exceptional outcomes for the most critical issues clients and partners face - and leading his teams with that same philosophy.
Prior to joining Voyager, Schaefer was Director of Channel Sales for Hewlett Packard Enterprise, where his team was responsible for delivering $500M annually selling Cloud, Hybrid Compute, Storage, Networking and multiple software portfolios. Before that, Schaefer was Director of Worldwide Partnering and Alliances for the Video Security division of Schneider Electric. His team sold IP video surveillance solutions to Cisco Systems as an OEM solution and developed numerous partnerships with global technology leaders, such as IBM, HP and Verizon. Schaefer joined Schneider from telecommunications leaders Avaya and Nortel, where he held several sales, marketing and operations management positions.
Schaefer holds a Masters in Business Administration Degree from Pepperdine University and a Bachelor of Arts Degree from the University of California, Santa Barbara, where he double majored in Geography and Political Science. He resides in Yorba Linda, California, with his wife and two small daughters, where he enjoys golfing, riding motorcycles and traveling the globe.